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Roosevelt goes on sale

Will the historical emotional attachment of Americans to Franklin D. Roosevelt translate to large scale sales of the Presidential dollar coin bearing the image of the 32nd President? We are in the process of finding out, as sales of bags … Continue reading

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Australia issues final Southern Sky coin

The third and final coin in the Royal Australian Mint’s award winning Southern Sky series was released on Aug. 4. It features one of the brightest and most recognizable of the constellations of the night sky: Orion The Hunter. As … Continue reading

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Rare plate letter on Boston note

By Peter Huntoon There were only two banks in the entire country for which Series of 1882 plates were made that carried a letter Z plate position letter. They were The National Shawmet Bank of Boston, charter 5155, and The … Continue reading

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PNG sets NYC show

The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, Oct. 9-11. The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, half … Continue reading

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1804 silver dollar hits $1.8 million

An 1804 silver dollar brought close to $2 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction held Aug. 8 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The Garrett Class III dollar, one of only 15 examples … Continue reading

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Rare ancients to top London coin auction

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb in their ancient and world coins sale scheduled for Sept. 22 in London. It is expected to fetch £300,000 to £350,000 [$500,000-$600,000]. The … Continue reading

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Collection of rare medals goes on sale

By Kerry Rodgers On Oct. 16 one the most comprehensive collections of 16th and 17th English commemorative medals ever assembled by an individual will be sold by the Salisbury auction house of Woolley and Wallis. The Christopher Foley collection is … Continue reading

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1882 $100 Gold Certificate leading lot

A “unique in private hands” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate was the star of Stack’s Bowers Aug. 7 sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The rarity, Fr. 1203, which features Bruce-Wyman signatures and a … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/02/14)

Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA show The numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair … Continue reading

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PCGS honors Adams, Ivy, Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS … Continue reading

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